Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index Released: Lowndes County Schools Shares Its CCRPI Scores
May 6, 2016 — State School Superintendent Richard Woods has released the 2015 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale. The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia.
Ten out of eleven Lowndes County Schools surpassed the state average in their respective grade bands. The state’s elementary school average is 76, the middle school average is 71.2, and the high school average is 75.8. Lowndes High School saw an 8.6 point gain over its 2014 CCRPI score. Pine Grove Elementary School saw the greatest gain among elementary schools with a 6.1 point increase over its 2014 scores. “The Pine Grove Elementary staff attributes the growth of six points on the CCRPI to focused, data-driven expectations. The state-mandated standards were taught at a rigorous depth of knowledge, and students were taught the organization of the assessment format allowing them to focus more on content and less on test organization,” commented Pine Grove Elementary Principal Mickie Jones. Mrs. Jones commended her staff, students, and parents for their diligent hard work: “Their hard work paid off and is reflected in our score."
The CCRPI continues to provide an in-depth measure of school improvement in ensuring that all students are meeting multiple college and career ready indicators. The CCRPI holds schools accountable for the work that is accomplished in all content areas and subjects. Additionally, it incorporates other factors such as ensuring our English Learners are adequately learning the English language, guaranteeing that we are serving students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment a large portion of the school day, and reinforcing the need to expose all students to college and career options at an early age. Schools can earn additional points with their student participation rate in fine arts classes, initiatives to improve school climate and safety, and staff usage of the instructional learning resources provided by the Georgia Department of Education.